The junior class at Lutie High School is hosting an auction in the cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, to raise money for the 2018 prom and class trip. A chili dinner, including dessert and drink, will be available for $5. Vendors at the auction include Tupperware, Rodan & Fields, 31...

First grade winners at the Ozark County Spelling Bee held at Gainesville Elementary Tuesday, Nov. 28, were, from left, first place, Carter Wallace, Lutie; second place, Taylor Frazier, Gainesville; third place Lola Wade, Gainesville; and fourth place, Allison Lubonne, Dora.

This segment of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s recently released audit of the 2015-2016 financial data that schools reported to the state shows salary information for administrators and teachers at Ozark County Schools. Galloway’s report accompanying the stateway listings noted that, over a two-year period, Missouri school superintendent salaries have increased by 31 percent while teacher salaries increased by only 22 percent.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Monday released an audit of the 2015-2016 financial data reported by K-12 schools to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The audit specifically reviewed administration costs, which include the expenses of the principals’...
Lutie school staff selected the September students of the month based on how their actions and character reflected respect, which was the word of the month. From left, Ethan Miller, Timothy Henderson, Elena Robles and Viola Jones.
Lutie School administrators recently announced the names of students earning a spot on the first quarter honor and merit rolls.   Honor Roll Kindergarten: Aubree Amos, Xander Atkinson, Kolton Bauer, Kaylie Bias, Skyler Clark, Brystal Johnson, Liam Johnson, Alyss Jones, Avery Jones, Kylie McCullough...

Eli Morpeth
Lutie cross country runner Eli Morpeth placed 11th Oct. 28 at the Class 1 District 3 meet in WIllow Springs and will go on to compete at the state meet set for Nov. 4 in Jefferson City.

Masons’ gift supports Lutie backpack program
Len Modlinski, left, Masonic Home representative for Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia, and Lewis Nauss, master of Sampson Lodge, on Oct. 9 presented a $600 check to Lutie School guidance counselor Alisha Favazza to help support the school’s backpack program, which provides food for students...

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The Lutie Indians won first place at the tournament held Oct. 2-5 at Thornfield School. Members of the team are, from left, coach Buck Comstock, Tyler Garrison, Cadan Billingsley, Seth Warnol, Andrew Ault, Austin Coons, Austin Wensel, Mateo Robles and coach Matthew Tucker. The team ended its season...

Lutie students
Gainesville and Lutie students gathered around the schools' flag poles Sept. 27 at GHS to participate in the “See You at the Pole” tradition. The globally observed gathering has been ongoing for 25 years. According to, the annual See You at the Pole observance is about “one simple act -...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
South Central Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold their annual fundraiser banquet April 20 at Chateau on the Lake near Branson. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the banquet starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guest speaker will be college basketball sportscaster Dick Vitale. The Outstanding...


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